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Appendix C. (See vol. zxxiii., p. 170, supra.)

Later Guardians Op The Content.1—1714, Francis Hickey. 1716, John Egan. 1717, Constantino Egan. 1719, Patrick Redden. 1720, Peter Junius, Lector Jubilatus. 1724, John Kennedy. 1727, Bonaventura Fitzgerald. 1729, Acts of Chapter lost. 1733, Thomas Hennessy. 1735, John Kennedy (re-elected, 1736, 1739, 1741, 1745, 1746, 1757). 1742-3, John MacNamara, S.T.L., Emeritus, Ex-Def. 1744, Anthony Hagheran. 1747, John Achoran. 1748-52, John Aherin. 1755, JohD Walsh (re-elected, 1760, 1663-5). 1761, James Dundon. 1766, Patrick Hickey. 17C7-9, records lost. 1770, Prendergnst. 1772, Patrick Burn. 1773, Anthony Ilickey. 1776-7, N. Walsh. 1778, Thomas White. 1779-82, John Cahill. 1784-5, Thomas Burke, Lect. Em. 1786, no appointment. 1787-92, Patrick Clancy. 1793, Patrick Lunergan. 1794-6, Bona venture O'Donoghue, S. T. L. 1800-08, Anthony Laffan. 1809-15, no appointment. 1815, James Quin. 1819, Charles Dalton. 1822-24. Daniel Hourigan. 1825-7, Michael Malone. 1828-30, Edmund Sheehy. 1834-39, Daniel Healy, S. T.L., Ex-Def. 1840, J. Cuddihy. 1843-8, Daniel Hogan. 1849-51, no appointment. 1852-3, Francis McLoughlin. 1855, Michael Malone, Ex-custos. 1857, P. Keough. 1858, Dominic Kehoe. 1860-3, Augustine Hill. 1864, Augustine Power. 1866-9, Anthony O'Shea. 1870-2, Vincent Casey, last Guardian of Askeaton Convent.2

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Appendix D. (See pp. 169, 243, supra.) Tkr Stephenson Family.3—A few notes on this prominent family may be

I1 Compiled for me by Rev. Thomas A. O'Reilly, O.S.F.

'Reeves MSS., T.C.D., No. 1613, gives "The names of Sundrie priests and Friers," in Limerick, as "Connor fitz Morrish, Anthony Mossen, Wni. Donogh, sd Franciscan friars, Thomas Gorman, a franciscan friar." There were therefore four in Limerick, while six are given as in Kerry, six in Clare, ten in Cork, and one in Tipperary. There were also two Dominicans in Limerick, and five Jesuits in Tipperaiy, circa 1612. For the records of the Irish Franciscans of Louvain, see Historical MSS. Commission, Appendix to 4th Report (1S73), vol. xxxv., Parti., p. 599.

3 See Inquisitions now at Dublin, March, 1628; Sept., 1630; April, 1633 ; mortgages, 1628-1631. Funeral entries (Ulster's Office), vol. v., p. 38, February, 1636. Deeds of settlement, January, April, and July, 1611. Wills at Dublin, Richard S., of Whyddye Island, Cork, 1630, and Nicholas S., of Shanno, Limerick, 1631, L.A. For Richard Stephenson's lands in 1655, see Civil Survey of Connelloe, pp. 49, 62, "3. 74. 77, 84, 85, 86, 89, 91, 93, 95. Oliver Stephenson defeated a claim of Bernard Adams, Bishop of Limerick, to "the Knighte's Keppach (Cappagh)." See Vis. Reg. 1615, Ep. Limeric.

acceptable. It was founded in County Limerick by Oliver and Edward Stephenson; the former was granted Dunmoylin by Queen Elizabeth, 28th July, xxx. Eliz. He also held the manor of Castletown. lie was sent by Sir George Carew to garrison Corgrig Castle, near Foynes, in 1600,1 and died 16th January, 1611, or April 29th or 30th, 1615 (according to variant Inquisitions). He married Una ny Mahony, who survived till 1630. They left issue, Richard, Edward (died s.p. m., ante 1630), John, Thomas, Edmond, Nicholas, William, and Oliver (who died, 1635), also daughters Una, died 1630, and Elinor, wife of John, son of Maurice Hurley of Knocklong. Thomas of Bally woghan, County Limerick, married Owney, daughter of John Crosby, Bishop of Ardfert, died March 20th, 1633 (aliter, 1639, but 1633 in Inquis. of 1635). He left a son Richard, aged 9, in April, 1633, and two daughters, Owney and Anne, as recorded in his funeral entry, dated February, 1636. Nicholas Stephenson, of Keilteerie, appears in a mortgage, 25th March, 1628, to John Stackepole, and Richard, in one dated 18th September, 1631, to N. Comyne. Richard was aged27 at the death of his father. He had issue, Oliver and " Katherine," wife of Donough O'Brien, of Carrigogunnell. Richard was High Sheriff of County Limerick, and was

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Sedile And Fbaomknts Of Canopied Tomb. Window In The Refectoky.

shot at Kilfinny, as recorded in the ill-spelled diary of the valiant Lady Dowdall, 1642. "The Thersday (Tuesday) before Aswnesday, the hi Sherulf Richard Stevenson came op in the front of the army with his droms and pipers, but I sent him a shot in the hed that mad him bed the world god night."4 After the surrender of Askeaton and Kilfinny the other castles " were beaten down by paper bullets." The monument of Richard and his father, Oliver, is figured at p. 244, supra.

Oliver, like his father, fell in battle, at Liscarroll; he was then of Dunmoylan, and being ordered to charge on a small section of Lord Inchiquin's horse, met that nobleman, -who was " on his pad nag without casque," and nearly shot him. He then charged, and as he raised his sword to strike Inchiquin, he was shot dead.3 The Civil Survey of Pubblebrian in 1655, mentions several lands "held by Margaret* ny Brian, alias Stephenson, an Irish Papist," widow of O'Brien of Cairigoguinell, among them

'Carew MSS., vol. iii., 1600, p. 413.

2 "History of the Irish Confederates" (J. T. Gilbert, 1882), vol. i., p. 71. From Sloane MSS.

3Ibid., pp. 51-93. « Called " Katherine " iu Funeral Entry.

Kilcolman, Kilboy, and GortUhraghone, near Carrigoguinill Castle and Atyfloyne, Cahirnatanaha, and Caher Ipholloe (Attyflin,1 Fortetna, and Jockey Hall) in Killonagban.

Appeotmx E. (See p. 171, note 2, supra.)

The Taylor Family was established near Askeaton by John Taylor before 1622, as appears by the Inquisition (Rolls Office, 2 Car. I.) on the deaths of Maurice Barclay, of Askeaton (died 8th Sept., xx. Jac. I.), 1622, and Henry, his brother and heir, who died 21st February, 1629, we find:—*'et Insuper Juratores . . . dicunt quod Will. Cortney. Elizabetha Barkley ah. Crofton, ffrancissa Barkley et Gartrud Barkley ah. Taylor, sunt coheres pdic Henrici Barkley." . . . "Gartrud Barkley ah. Tailor alia soror diet Henrici que fuit maritat John Tailor gener." The Taylors, to judge from the following will, were of Somersetshire origin.

The will of Robert Taylor of Ballynete {tic) Co. Limerick (Extracts)—"I leave all estates in Ireland, including Ballynorte, to my brother William." "I leave no wife or issue behind me." "The manner or farm of Hatterle"s in Summersett to his relation, James Taylor. His cousin Barkley's children, including "my dearwifes godson. My dear wife made it her request to me that I would be kind to them, and so do I to my brother." Legacies to the "poor

of Askeaton and Mapperton3 in Summersett." y ^

Among numerous legacies we note "there is in ^ ^

my neveu's, Mr. ¥m. Barkley of Pill,4 in the \
Co. Summersett, hands before I die £10." "To C_ j

Henry Barkly a good shute of cloose, not as a > i

servant but as a friend,3 because I made a vow Askeaton Abbey.

I never would keep him as a servant." "Be Base Op Pillar.

kinde to all those servants that came over with
my wife; also to my nurse and Richard Orsbome
£4 during their life to keep them at bed and
board." "A handsome burying place be made
at Askeaton, and that there may be £60 laid out Fragment Op Monument.
upon it, and to bury me handsomely, and that all

my English neighbours of any quality may have scarves and gloves, also to my cozen, Thomas Crofton, scarves and rings if they be at my funerall." "To make all this good, there is the money you gave me which was paid by you to me which I refounded, and yr engagement to me I should be allowed for it which I should not dehmened, besides so much more you will find in my thronks and closett, and broad gold of which I desire 10 peeces may be given to my sister, Oore, and two peeces to my sister,

1 See Journal, vol. xix., 1889, p. 234, and vol. xxiv., p. 74. Margaret Stephenson (it may he remembered) along with Elinora Browne, put up the monument in Askeaton Abbey, vol. xxxiii., 1642, p. 242, supra.

Hatherley, in the parish of Maperton. See Rev. J. Collinson's History of Somerset, vol. ii., pp. 85, 86. (Ed. 1791). ForPylle, see ibid., vol. iii., p. 483. For Brewton and its grant to Sir Maurice Berkeley (father of Sir Francis, of Askeaton), in 1546, see Somersetshire Archaeological Society Proc., vol. vii., p. 11. His monument and effigy remain.

3 See last note, Maperton Church is dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul.

'I find traces of the existence of a Somersetshire family of Taylor, inter alia, the "dominus Joh Tayloyr Vicar of Ilmystr" in Somerset, 1615 (Somersetshire and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, viii., p. 123). The monument of a John Taylor, 1711, is found in Bath Abbey. The notices are, however, but few, so perhaps the connexion with Somersetshire is not with the Limerick Taylors, but with Robert's wife, a Berkeley of Pylle.

s A curious reminiscence of St. Paul's Epistle to Philemon.

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Westrop, with two peeees to my sister, Taylor," 23 Aug. 1693. "There is a white savier stone in a box in my thronk; my wife left it to her niece and goddaughter, Mrs. Margarett Bayley," Sep. 16, 1693. Proved same year at Limerick.

Of other wills of the family we find in Dublin that of Robert's brother, William Taylor, of Burton, County Cork, and Ballinort, County Limerick, Nov. 12th, 1712. Proved, 1713. Berkeley, eldest son of William, Oct. 29, 1732. Proved, 1736. Richard (his half-brother), Ballyglehane (Hollypark), Jan. 8, 1731. Proved, July 1, 1732. Edward (fourth son of Berkeley). 1761. Proved, 1765. The Ballinort line ended in the co-heiresses of William, eldest son of Berkeley Taylor. I have given the pedigree more fully in the Journal of the Limerick Field Club, vol. ii. (1902), p. 118.

High Sheriffs—Robert Taylour, 1670; Robert, of Ballinort, 1706 ; Richard, of Hollypark, 1716; Berkley, of Ballinort, 1724 ;' Edward, 1727; Richard, of Holly, park, 1818.

1 may note two letters of Robert Taylor—one, Aug. 20th, 1690, sending to King William in his camp before Limerick "all that this poor country can afford, and all that is left worth His Majesty's eating." Taylor and his wife sent—'• I veale, 10 fattc weathers, 12 chickinges, 2 dussen of fresh butter, a thick cheese, and a thinn one, 10 loaves of broad, a dussen and ahalf of pidgeons, 12 bottles of ale, halfe a barrelle of small ale, somekidnie beanes."'

1 Lenihan's " Limerick," p. 250, from Catalogue of Southwell MSS.. p. 513. See also Southwell MSS. relating to the reduction of Ireland, R.I.A., vol. vi., No. 3, Robert Taylor to Sir Robert Southwell, 15th August, 1690. It preserves Taylor's seal. The aims on it and seals on the wills of William Taylor, 1712, Richard, of Ballyglehan, 1731, and leases of the Westropps to 1745, show Arms, sable, a lion, passant argent, usually quartering Berkeley, a chevron between 10 crosses pattees.

ADDISON'S CONNEXION WITH IRELAND.

BY HERBERT WOOD, B.A. (oxon.).

[Read Novemheb 24, 1903.]

'phe Life of Addison has been written by Tickell, his friend and literary executor; by Dr. Johnson in his "Lives of the Poets"; by Miss Aikin, whose excellent biography furnished a ration d'etre for the able essay of Macaulay; and by several others; whilst Bishop Hurd of Worcester has, in Bonn's edition, collected the works and many of the letters of Addison. In view, however, of the additional material which has come to light, and the great improvement in the treatment of historical subjects which has manifested itself in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, there seems to be room for a more detailed account and a more critical study of the life of the great essayist. I have been induced to write this Paper in the hope of throwing some additional light on a portion of Addison's life which cannot but be of interest to us in Ireland. By taking a period in the life either of a nation or of an individual, and concentrating on that point all the scattered rays of information which can be gathered from all sources, a more vivid picture of that period is produced than would be possible when treating of the whole history of the nation or the individual. But, apart from the advantage of treating my subject in this way, I have been able, through the kindness of the Deputy Keeper of the Public llecords, to peruse some letters of Addison in his custody, which I have reason to believe have never been published, and which seem to me to throw some light on the history of a life which is somewhat obscure. For, of the four men who by their literary attainments have rendered illustrious the first half of the eighteenth century, Pope and Swift, by the publication of their private letters, and Johnson, by the happy possession of an excellent biographer, have furnished us with details of their lives and an insight into their characters which we sadly miss in the case of Addison. True, we have plenty of his letters; but they arc mostly the business letters of a courteous, cold, reserved nature, which never wore its heart on its sleeve. Addison is pre-eminently the polite letter-writer of that period; but his choice and dignified language, and his precision of thought, so well expressed in his handwriting, make one sigh for the abandon of a Steele and the candour of a Johnson.

If, however, we regret our inability to get at the heart of the man, we no less deplore the fact that his letters contain no sign of that genius, and no indication of that delicate humour, which have

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